Hospice Action Network Honors Congressional Champions with Angel Award

(Alexandria, VA) – The Hospice Action Network (HAN), the advocacy affiliate group of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is pleased to announce its 2022 Hospice Action Network Angel Award Honorees. This award was created to recognize select members of Congress on both sides of the aisle for their ongoing efforts to amplify the voices of patients,…

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Endorsement of Improving Access to Advance Care Planning Act

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 1, 2022 (Alexandria, VA) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its advocacy affiliate, the Hospice Action Network (HAN), are pleased to endorse the Improving Access to Advance Care Planning Act (S.4873/H.R. 8840), sponsored by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR),…

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NHPCO Welcomes Senate Proclamation Honoring National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 29, 2022 (Alexandria, Va) – This week, the U.S. Senate officially recognized November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its affiliate group, the Hospice Action Network (HAN), express our gratitude for this important recognition of the essential work of hospice and palliative…

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Advance Care Planning Over the Holidays

As you gather with loved ones this holiday season, seize the opportunity to ensure you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your care.   We at NHPCO are here to help you make informed decisions and take the steps to make sure your wishes are followed at end of life.   Start the Conversation Discussing and determining your preferences for health care is called Advance Care…

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Policy Alert: Coalition Letter to Congress: Don’t Cut the Hospice Aggregate Cap

To: NHPCO Provider and State Members From: NHPCO Policy Team Date: November 22, 2022 NHPCO, in collaboration with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and LeadingAge, sent a letter today to congressional leadership, cautioning against using a cut to hospice funding in order to pay for other provisions in any upcoming end-of-year…

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NHPCO-Led Coalition Welcomes Introduction of GRIEF ACT in Congress

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 30, 2022 (Alexandria, VA) The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its affiliate group, the Hospice Action Network (HAN) applaud today’s introduction of the Grief Resilience Investment and Education Fund (GRIEF) Actin the House of Representatives by Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25). If passed, the GRIEF Act would expand access to…

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NHPCO letter on the impact of coronavirus in nursing homes and long-term care

NHPCO submitted a letter to leadership of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis regarding a hearing held on September 21, 2022 entitled “Examining Long-Term Care in America: The Impact of the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes.” NHPCO provided information and data provided by members, which showed that at the onset of the pandemic, hospice…

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NHPCO and HAN Urge CMS to Implement More Telehealth Data Collection and Oversight

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 14, 2022  (Alexandria – VA) The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its affiliate group, the Hospice Action Network (HAN) recently led a letter on behalf of organizations representing a broad coalition of the hospice, palliative care, and telehealth communities urging Congress to require Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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Letter on hearing regarding the importance of immigrants to the healthcare workforce

NHPCO wrote to the leadership of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety regarding a hearing held on September 14, 2022 titled “Flatlining Care: Why Immigrants Are Crucial to Bolstering Our Health Care Workforce.” NHPCO acknowledged that immigrants are integral to the healthcare workforce–but training and education pathways are needed to bolster their…

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NHPCO and HAN endorsement of Supporting Our Seniors Act

NHPCO and HAN wrote a letter of endorsement of the Supporting Our Seniors Act to Senators Jacky Rosen (NV) and John Boozman (WY). The legislation would have established a national advisory committee with subject matter experts on seniors, individuals with disabilities, and palliative care. The committee would be charged with providing annual policy recommendations on…

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